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Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Top congressional lawmakers told reporters late Monday that they have reached a bipartisan legislative agreement that would avert another partial government shutdown later this week, the Associated Press reports.

Why it matters: The news came minutes before President Trump was set to speak before a campaign-style rally in El Paso, Texas, focused on immigration and border issues. While lawmakers did not immediately release details of the agreement, which comes after budget talks collapsed over the weekend due to Democratic demands to limit the number of immigrant detentions, two Democratic Hill sources confirmed to Axios that it includes $1.375 billion for a physical border barrier with restrictions — far less than the $5.7 billion initially requested by Trump.

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President Biden told congressional leadership in a letter Saturday that this week's airstrike against facilities in Syria linked to Iranian-backed militia groups was consistent with the U.S. right to self-defense.

Why it matters: Some Democrats, including Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), have criticized the Biden administration for the strike and demanded a briefing.

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